Principal's Message

Baychester Academy Community, 

It is my great pleasure to serve as  the principal of Baychester Academy since 2009. My teaching experience began at Public School 87 located just a few blocks from Baychester Academy in 1993.
Baychester Academy is a very special school.  Click here to watch our "PS I LOVE MY SCHOOL".
 In  addition to offering, Music, Orchestra, Visual Arts, Dance, Robotics, Soccer and Coding, we are one of the top performing schools in District 11 in both ELA and Math.  Our curriculum and targeted intervention support throughout the day ensures each child reaches their academic potential.  Our school's mission is to ensure that our students are prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

Baychester Academy’s Mantra:
Every day I am…
Actively learning
Seeking creative solutions
Taking time to help others
Exuding optimism
Driven to find a better way

These words embody the intention and beliefs that are at the heart of our school’s mission and vision.
Baychester Academy provides students with opportunities to expand and grow in the classroom as productive citizens. By educating the whole child through rigorous academics and the arts, students get access to a broad range of subjects that include Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, and Dance.
We believe that these interconnected subjects and learning opportunities will encourage each child to develop their strengths which will allow them to achieve success in middle school, high school, and college.
We encourage you to utilize the resources of this website which include our monthly calendars, Math Engage New York supports, our MyOn Reading portal, and class webpages.


Cristine Vaughan

We are excited about our partnership with Teacher’s Guild this year. We launched our two year partnership in San Francisco, July 2017.


Baychester Academy Back To School BBQ 2017

Baychester Academy ELA & MATH Performance 2017-2018

After School Program @ Baychester Academy: ULTIMATE ENRICHMENT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Organized, professional program for PK - 5th grade

Activities take place inside school

Performing Arts, Cooking, Sports training & HW help

All Staff are fingerprinted, background checked & certified

1199, TWU, ACS & HRA Accepted

Monday thru Friday 2:50pm -6:00pm          for more info Email:     or call   718-684-1187



No Cars on 3500 Edson Avenue

Unfortunately, a number of parents have been observed parking on 3500 Edson Avenuebefore 8:00AM after 2:00PM and while students are unloading from busses or being picked up. In addition, some cars have passed school buses while their lights were blinking which is illegal and a moving violation. For the safety of our students, please do not park or drop off in front of the school at 3500 Edson Avenue. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Vaughan at 718-325-1138. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.

Barry Baychester @ the B.A R.O.C.K.S assembly

Baychester Academy 1st Grade Bat Celebration!!

Monday Afternoon Professional Learning Facilitated by Teacher Leaders

Holiday Wishes From Baychester Academy Staff

"We Love our School"

Baychester Academy Annual Staff End Of The Year BBQ -June 2018